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Spanish-language 'Citizen's Academy' to be held at U.S. Border Patrol station

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On March 13, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will launch a 5-week long Citizen's Academy for "local residents and community leaders," and the program will be presented entirely in Spanish.

Classes will be held at the Yuma Border Patrol Sector Headquarters in San Luis, Arizona.

Yuma News Now reported:

The hands on classes include defensive tactics, tracking, and inspections for prohibited items. Participants will also receive a border tour and learn about each component’s distinct roles and responsibilities, as well as their integrated mission to secure America’s borders.

Participants will reportedly be subject to what is described as a "limited background check."

CBP has held several so-called 'Citizen's Academies' in the past, at various locations throughout the country. However, this will be the first time the classes have been held in any language other than English.

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